It's officially summer and your vegetables should
be growing and beginning to produce well. Keep an eye out for tomato hornworms
and other insects that can take a bite into your vegetable and fruit
Remember newly planted flowers, shrubs, and trees
need to be regularly watered. Sometimes additional watering is needed to
counteract the hot summer days, especially small bedding plants that aren't
If a plant gets damaged due to heat stress, don't
give up on it right away. Plants generally adapt and will put on new leaves
when their leaves get damaged because of sun. Be patient and make sure your
plants are getting adequate water.
Salvias and other Summer perennials begin to
shine as the weather heats up. Come check out all the beautiful summer blooming
perennials that can make a great addition to your garden.
Plant another crop of beans and or corn for
longer harvest times.
Plants in containers need more regular watering
as the temperatures rise. You may need to water them daily in very hot weather.
Make sure you have your watering system set up before leaving on vacation or
have a neighbor come over to check on your plants while you are